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Poll: Do You Rate and Reccomend The Chinese Air Lockers

Yes 59%  59%  [ 44 ]
No 41%  41%  [ 31 ]
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:58 pm 
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10 bolts are weaker & don't have the pinion bolt to stop it walking away from the crown wheel.

I'll have a look again, but I could not see anything like that on my original.
My LJ diffs had pinion bolts.
Maybe being a 93 it may be a mongrel diff.
Will think upon that, too thanks.
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No pinion bolt on my broken 12bolt, it looks identical to the 10 bolt in there now.
Maybe its later models, or 2.0's that got the strengthen up?

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:56 am 
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We have a Chinasoong in our club, that I wasn't aware of.
He is happy so far.
Weekend extreme use Sierra.

I have ordered one from China Extreme (Tenda).
Had to pay extra 3.9% to pay with Paypal.
Will keep posting in here the goods and bads.
Now back to living on baked beans on toast for a few months :)

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:14 pm 
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Where is a good place to buy them from, and what do i need for my rear diff, jimny

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:04 am 
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http://www.china4x4extreme.com/productL ... =37&big=37

I ordered mine from there.
I can't say its a good place until locker actually arrives here.
But so far they have been helpful and business like.

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:08 pm 
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First tracking notification came from Malaysia.
Maybe a drop shipping of a locker already in Malaysia, or just no tracking up to there.
I'll be impressed if it comes on its estimated day.
Origin Service Area:
KUALA LUMPUR - NILAI - MALAYSIA
Destination Service Area:
MELBOURNE - CROYDON - AUSTRALIA Estimated Delivery:

Friday, October 31, 2014

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:07 am 
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Processed at SINGAPORE 03:51
Arrived at Sort Facility SINGAPORE 02:18

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:33 pm 
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Customs status updated MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIA 17:20
Departed Facility in SINGAPORE 07:58

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:09 pm 
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Hi Christover,

As our air locker will be same with ARB.
So you could find the instruction from ARB is good.

Yours faithfully,
Scott Song / Manager


I was impressed with the service, locker is on my kitchen table already.
Seems to be all there in good condition, just one crack in a plastic cover on an electrical terminal.
Now the jigsaw begins :)

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:23 pm 
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the die cut for the air compressor box (thing that cuts the flat sheet) is identical to the one that made my arb box, looks the goods chris. the only thing that looks different to the arb kit is the tyre inflater but thats not included with the locker from arb.

you'll have to bump the hearing aid up a few notches so you can enjoy the pisssst pisssst noises. 8)

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:34 pm 
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I'm no engineer, but looks ok to me. Time will tell, of course.
It will be very well tested, being a daily driver, tourer, tow rig and off roader.
Now to get ready for last trip on a spool.
(I'm leaving evidential tyre marks on the driveway :) )
I will tell people the psst is a blow off valve Armsup

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:19 pm 
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how much did that cost you all up including delivery ??

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:59 pm 
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how much did that cost you all up including delivery ??
$500US + $140US
Delivery to Melbourne + 3.9% PAYPAL came to $760AUS

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:41 pm 
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getting close to half the price of an arb setup :S

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:21 pm 
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getting close to half the price of an arb setup :S


Not necessarily. Monley only posted this week about buying a kit for a three-digit price figure, starting with an 8. Sure, there are circumstances there (read: he bitched and moaned about the quality of their product or some such).

It'll be interesting to see how Joe's CAP locker stacks up in the long run, which seems like it will be priced very similarly to the fake ARBs, once compressor costs etc are taken into consideration.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:27 pm 
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I was waiting for a CAP, but he is not making Vitara ones yet, so could be a way off. Will look into CAPs once they exist.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:24 pm 
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I am of the same opinion, for my GV. Apart from the initial 'testing' phase of the CAP locker, beginning sometime after Feb 2015, it seems Joe is more interested in selling the IP than become a manufacturer in which case it'd be a fair bit of time after that before they saw the light of day in the general market.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:26 pm 
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you'll have to bump the hearing aid up a few notches so you can enjoy the pisssst pisssst noises. 8)


I was expecting this, but was quite pleasantly surprised to find out that my compressor will hold pressure forat least 2 days

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:12 pm 
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atari4x4 wrote:
you'll have to bump the hearing aid up a few notches so you can enjoy the pisssst pisssst noises. 8)


I was expecting this, but was quite pleasantly surprised to find out that my compressor will hold pressure forat least 2 days


nah, not for the leaks, but for the cool pssssst noise from the solenoid. 8)

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:45 pm 
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Is the compressor good enough for tyres? My 12v pump is abysmally slow.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:08 pm 
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yep, that's the full size compressor for tyre inflation/lockers.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:13 pm 
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yep, that's the full size compressor for tyre inflation/lockers.

Cool, that is a win Armsup

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:18 pm 
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I think klutched said his was a bit poo for airing up, and he ended up purchasing a genuine ARB one. Although I have absolutely nothing to base that on apart from fuzzy Friday night memories of half conversations from months ago.

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Sorry if this fix is old news.

Completed my RD208 China locker install today on the SV. All went sweet except for the drivers inner CV. She didn't want to go all the way home and the circlip couldn't lock into the side gear. Found the spline was a touch too long and hitting the cross pin. I read after the fact that some guys were machining the drivers side 'side gear'. I didnt want to pull the whole front diff out again. So took a few measurements and removed around 3mm of material off the end of the spline. Tested it and now she locks in. Also there is enough room so that CV doesn't chop out the RH CV diff seal.

After removing the excess material.
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:32 pm 
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any updates?

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:06 pm 
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Sold my rear locker to fund a desert trip. Hardly ever used rear on the vit as front does it for me

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Mine has been solid and done a lot of off roading. Mostly sand driving, but been awesome when traversing undulating tracks up dunes etc. Much nicer not having to thrash it up dunes to get over the tricky bits. No leaks, locks sweet every time and the compressor has worked flawlessly both for the locker and for airing up after. I have a front only. Very happy!

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:51 pm 
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excuse my ignorance here - looking at pricing a chinese locker, what model locker would suit a 92 sierra

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:43 pm 
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DMAC wrote:
Yep RD88. $439 USD + Shipping (Locker only)

Unbelievably 5.5 years later these are actually cheaper today.

Just got quoted $389 USD + shipping (locker only).


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Shit, that's a solid price.

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Yeah, pity about the exchange.
Was 1.03 back then, but 1.28 today.

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